The Fire King (Invisible Order Series #2)

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With humans threatened by otherworldly creatures, orphans Emily and William Snow, and their friends — the pickpocket Spring-Heeled Jack and the wisecracking Corrigan — find themselves two hundred years in the past, trapped in the London of 1666. Desperately in need of help, they go in search of Sir Christopher Wren, who was head of the Invisible Order, an organization dedicated to fighting this threat. But Wren’s never even heard of the Order and has no interest in their story.

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Overview

With humans threatened by otherworldly creatures, orphans Emily and William Snow, and their friends — the pickpocket Spring-Heeled Jack and the wisecracking Corrigan — find themselves two hundred years in the past, trapped in the London of 1666. Desperately in need of help, they go in search of Sir Christopher Wren, who was head of the Invisible Order, an organization dedicated to fighting this threat. But Wren’s never even heard of the Order and has no interest in their story.

Stranded, the four cannot agree on their next step. But they’ll have to decide quickly, because their enemies are on the move and the Fire King is ready to attack and burn London to the ground.

Set against the Great Fire of London, The Invisible Order, Book Two: The Fire King picks up right where Rise of the Darklings left off, weaving adventure, history, and legend into a thrilling, heart-stopping story.

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Gr 5–8—At the end of Rise of the Darklings (Egmont, 2010), Emily and William Snow, their human friend Jack, and their piskie ally Corrigan traveled 200 years into the past, to London, 1666, just before the Great Fire. Finding themselves in a new and confusing world, they must try to find allies and prevent the Fire King, the source of the Great Fire, from destroying all of England. When the siblings disagree about how to defeat the Fire King, they split up in search of the elusive Raven King and the legendary Merlin, creating a double adventure and double dangers. The children and their friends travel from a magical London Bridge to the Faerie Tree to the Tower of London, chased by dangerous magical forces, including the Faerie Kelindria, who unleashes the Fire King as part of her attempt to take over the throne of Queen Titania. Emily and William and their realistic rivalry will appeal to readers of both genders, and they will be drawn into this creative combination of history and magic. Crilley's evil faerie characters are genuinely scary, and his Merlin is engaging as well. Readers new to the series will be able to jump right in and follow the Snows as they explore a fully realized magical alternate London.—Beth L. Meister, Milwaukee Jewish Day School, WI
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Gr 5–8—Katherine Kellgren brings stunning narration to Paul Crilley's sequel (2011) to Rise of the Darklings (2010, both Egmont USA). Emily Snow, having obtained the key to Faerie in the first book, is now sent 200 years back in time to The Great Fire of London to save the city from an evil fey. Many historical figures are mentioned including Merlin and Christopher Wren, both involved with the Invisible Order that was established to keep peace with faeries. The book is loaded with female empowerment as almost all leadership roles are held by women or girls. Though the novel works best for those familiar with the first title, enough back story is provided for listeners to follow along. Meanwhile her little brother, William, along with Corrigan, a piskie, seek the Raven King who is the only one who may be able to stop The Fire King from destroying all of Britain. Kellgren not only gives full voice to each character, but also maintains just the right pitch for such an adventure—reflective as Emily and her friends sort out the puzzle, yet breathless during a rooftop battle. An excellent choice for fans of fast-paced adventure with a heavy dose of magic.—C.A. Fehmel, St. Louis County Library, MO
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455824366
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Invisible Order Series , #2
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 1 MP3-CD, 8 hrs. 44 min.
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Crilley has several books out from Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone, including Night of the Long Shadows, Book 1 of the Abraxis Wren Chronicles, which recently won the SCRIBE award for best gaming-related original novel, and its two sequels (due out in 2009 and 2010). His work has been featured in over a dozen anthologies. He is Scottish and currently lives in South Africa. You can visit him at www.paulcrilley.com.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    good action story

    This is book 2 and it does stand alone. I wish I had read the first book. They do talk about things that had happened in it. But I followed everything alright. I read the Fire King and could not put it down till I finshed reading it. I liked it and good see the the great fire of London in fact I went and looked it up on the internet.
    Emily wakes up alone in a tanning shed in 1666 and wonders where William is her little brother 9 years old. Jack and Corrigan are. She remembers escaping through the fairy gate and landing back in time. Emily realized that she fell asleep and everyone had left.
    Jack is an older boy who is a pick pocket and he went with them and helped them in this book and the first one.
    Corrigan is a fey pixie a short old man who is dishonest but has helped them in the past and really likes William they can and do get into trouble.
    With the disappearance of their parents Emily has taken the roll as the adult and William resents all her orders and wants to prove that he can plan and be brave too.
    They know that in 1966 sometime their was a great fire that burned a lot of London. That same time a war broke out between two groups of fae and fae & humans too. Emily thinks if she can find out whats happening maybe they can stop the fire and wars.
    Jack comes back with some food but he doesn't know where the other two are but he is going to look for them. When they are all back together Katerina turns up and a gang of street kids that can see the fay are wanting to kill them because of the fay with them. Before that can happen a bunch of bad fey come and try and take them all Emily knows that they can't kill the hounds with iron like most fey and warns them.
    Katerina shows them her part of London and their leader Puck who is teaching them to fight fey. Puck is supporting their Fairy Queen and doing what she cant do right now fight the opposition who want to be rid of humans.
    Emily thinks if they can find Merlin he can save London at the same time William thinks they should find the raven king and he can save London but Emily won't listen to him so he sneaks off to find him but Corrigan catches him and figures that William will need his help more than Emily. Spying on them is Katerina and since she does not trust the fey she follows them and they don't have a clue till she lets them know.
    It is an adventure ride well done. I would read more from Paul in fact I want to go read the first book sometime. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.

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